Lewis’s right to say this came from his experience of losing. Three key philosophical points he attempted to make here:
- It’s still possible to be happy when we lose.
- We will lose.
- It is possible to depend on something that we cannot lose.
Following a routine of quiet focus and reading (even against the tide of time and responsibilities), keeps me from thinking that my circumstances are permanent. Otherwise, I get side-swiped by disappointments and pain.
There is a place
Even in the deepest, darkest cavern of pain
But it is only accessible
Through the humble portal